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tomorrow. and one more thing, thank you so came on tonight. it was a glorious day. see you tomorrow. aldworth [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks"! anything interesting happen last night? we had a bit of an election, didn't we. anybody think we got the election right? barring any major miracles i'm calling the election right now. it's already over. [applause] >> cenk: yeah, that was only six weeks ago. will i be voting today? the answer is yes. then the guys who are not voting, fox news in a total meltdown. >> you got to be careful calling things. >> well, folks. >> keep coming. here we go. you tell me whether you stand by your call in ohio given the karl rove. >> cenk: that was awesome.
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and wait until you see bill o'reilly saying, oh, no, the right establishment is lost--yes! and then progressive victories everywhere! some of them even came in 420. [ cheering ] >> it means i'm going to smoke a lot of weed! whew! >> and if you think there respect going to be elbows on this show, then you don't know what is happening. lots of elbows tonight. it's go time! [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> romney: i'm mitt romney. i believe in america and i'm running for president. >> this is going to be a landslide. he's going to win by more than five points. >> barack obama will be re-elected. >> barack obama will be re-elected. mitt romney will come up a
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loser. >> it's a perplexing time for many of us right now. >> president obama's victory was a popularity contest. [ buzzer ] >> republicans, there is no way after holding out on obama after two years they're going to cave in. >> it's a mandate for us to work together. >> our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> we are an american family, and we rise and fall together as one nation. >> i'm leading. >> it's a legitimate rape. the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down. >> things aren't going to turn out the way you think they are going to. >> even when life begins in a horrible situation of rape got intended it to happen. >> i'm for richard mourdock for senate. >> we'll fight our way back. and we know in our hearts for the united states of america the best is yet to come. [ cheering ]
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>> cenk: my favorite is the herman cane clip. this is not a popularity contest. well it kind of is. it's called a democracy. we see what gets more votes. that's how it works. i love it when these guys on the right start to cry. of course, president obama with the historic victory last night. but you already knew that. if you were watching this show, six weeks ago. >> president obama will be re-elected. now, is there a caveat and asterisks that things could happen? of course, life is too unpredictable to say anything with 100% certainty. now the rest of the press will be saying, oh my god it's a close race and the country is splitting, no one knows what is going to happen. nonsense. >> cenk: nonsense. that's exactly what happened with the rest of the media. do you remember this great moment by joe scarborough who
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was attacking those for doing math. >> both sides understand it is close and it could go either way. anybody that thinks that this race is anything but a toss up right now is such an ideologue they should be kept away from typewriters computers laptops and microphones for the next ten days because they're jokes. >> cenk: jokes really? joe, that's interesting. it seems we got it right and you got it totally wrong. it appears you know nothing about politics. you also might know nothing about numbers and perhaps we should keep you away from typewriters, and computers and microphones and sharp objects. let me show you the guy he was talking about, nate silver. how did he do in his projections projections? he projected that obama would get 332 and when florida is
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decided, president obama will get 332 elect traditional votes. he said there was a 92% chance that president obama will win and there was a chance that president obama and in fact, he did win. nate silver last election got 49 out of 50 states right. this time when florida comes in, he'll get 50 out of 50 right. who else did i rely on? "huffington post" pollsters. do you know how many states they got right? 50 out of 50. you know why? because they did math. they didn't say these are the things we want to happen. they said this is what the polling, the combination of polling indicates. see, we have logic, we have reasons. not the republicans say this, the democrats say this, golly gee, what do i do? you do math. that's what you do. that's why we were right and they were wrong. now we go to the second part of the media.
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some tweeted last night. obama is going to win and i wonder if they're going to call this even. they can't call it even if the guy won the presidency. well, they were saying it's not a mandate. all over it's not a mandate. back in 2004 do you know how many electoral votes george bush won, 286. that's a big number. what did president bush say about that right afterwards? >> i earned capital political capital, now i intend to spend it. >> cenk: the entire media went along with it, he has a mandate. 286. that's pretty big. how much will president obama get, very likely 332. how do you like them mandates. that's how mandates work, my friend. if bush had a mandate, then president obama has a giant mandate. step aside butch, step aside
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butch, we're going to go to war. how did the votes come down and how did he win? african-americans, 99% in 2008 went to president obama. in 2012, 93% went to him. latinos were 67% in 2008. 71% in this election. so latinos made a huge, huge difference. and then we had women also 55% in favor of president obama and he had a 38% advantage among single unmarried women. those carried him to electoral victory. now, the other part of what carried him to victory is that he represented a progressive position. i don't think he's as progressive as he campaigns. but when he's on the campaign trail he sounds like a progressive. that's what people voted for. but they didn't vote just for president obama. look at these progressive victories all across the country. i've been telling you all
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throughout, by the way that this country is fundmently progressive. i always back it up with numbers. for example on abortion, 77% of americans according to a gallup poll say that they want abortion to be legal. well, that means that 77% of the country is pro-choice. that's an overwhelming majority on our side. all those anti-choice people, richard mourdock todd akin, they all lost, and they helped romney to lose. that's the american people sending a clear message. we don't want that. we want the opposite. we want progressives. what about climate change, yale university poll, 74% of americans believe it is affecting the weather in the united states right now. the country is fundamentally progressive. how about during this election. they did an exit poll and they asked about raising taxes. raising taxes, we are told no way americans don't want to raise taxes. wrong again bob 60% of
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americans say raise taxes already. how about pot. you crazy that passed everywhere, colorado overwhelming passed. legalized. not medical marijuana but recreation marijuana. come on, gay marriage, this country is fundamentally conservative. that's what you hear from the knuckle heads on tv. this is a conservative country look at these maryland, passed. may, passed. and maine was an important one. it was a ballot initiative. they put it on there and the voters in maine said yes
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legalize gay marriage. the country is fundamentally progressive, and it showed clear and clear last night. >> obama: tonight political action not politics as usual. in the coming weeks and months i'm looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties to meet the challenges we can only solve together. reducing our deficits, reforming our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. we've got more work to do. >> cenk: all right look, a lot of that sounds good and he talk talked about climate change as well, last night great no problem. today, that's a different story. how would i react if i'm president obama? with this clear mandate--say it with me, mandate mandate mandate. that's what i tell to the
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republicans. john boehner came in today. >> involves making real changes to the financial structure of the entitlement programs and close loopholes and deductions working together to create a fair simpler cleaner tax code we can give our country a stronger healthier economy. a stronger economy means more revenue which is what the president seeks. because the american people expect us to find common ground we're willing to accept some additional revenues via tax reform. >> cenk: now that sounds good, right? additional revenues, it sounds like--no no, no. in other words what he's saying i might close some of the loopholes and then i'll put loopholes within the loopholes but i won't touch tax rates. if i was president obama john i got news for you. we won you lost. you want to do it again? you wanting to through this two years from now? have at it, hoss, go for it.
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no no, i said we would be getting rid of the bush tax cuts for the rich. i did not stutter. i got elected. i got 320 electoral votes that i'll ram down your throat. no we're going to raise taxes on the rich just like i said. we'll go to the pre-bush tax cut era. that's what we're going to do. don't give me your weak sauce about tax reform. he says, no, no. >> garner republican support for new revenues, the president must be willing to reduce spending and shore up entitlement programs that drive up our debt. >> cenk: no, this is not you dictating the terms any more. if i were obama, i would say hey, i'm not having that conversation about social security. that has nothing to do with the budget. if you want to talk about medicaid and medicare, you would have to give me a whole lot more than the bush tax cuts. i just told people that i'm not
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going to cut medicaid, medicare, that's off the table. other spending cuts, that's in the deal. that's where the president comes in. i don't believe he will say that. i do believe that he'll do a deal with john boehner largely on john boehner's terms i hate to break it to you the first day after the election. but from time to time i know what i'm talking about this stuff. president, this is the first time you have leverage, for god god's sake, use it. the senate race, a political bloodbath for the republicans. can't wait to talk about that. >> and i am well aware that i will be the first openly gay member. [ cheering ] >> cenk: damn straight. ironic. and then, elbow of the day. we got a lot of them. who are they going to land on.
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[ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: i'm going to war against the pundits today. the rest of the pundits on tv said those republicans they're going to set it off. those democrats are a lot of trouble. their gut instinct is that republicans are right. republicans are right.
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what happened hoss? it turned out they didn't pick up seats they lost seats. they're not going to win in montana. wrong again, jon tester won to denny rehberg. sad day for you rehberg pack up and go home. they spent a tremendous amount of money against tester, they were so confident but tester explained it didn't work out this way. >> this victory is our victory because it proves that neither corporations or billionaires can buy the state of montana and buy elections. [applause] in montana we believe that people and their ideas and their values are what governor us. >> cenk: well, okay, find, the democrats won in montana. but then they got to win in north dakota, north dakota, they're not going to win there
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right? heidi heitkamp the democrat wins 50.5 to rick berg, who conceded earlier today. sad day for you all. and then the democrats picked up seats in the canada. they had 53 caucusing over all. now there are 53 democratic seats and two independent who are very likely to caucus with them. and then they didn't just pick up seats but they picked up lions like elizabeth warren. >> for every family that has been chipped at, squeezed and hammered, we're going to fight for a level playing field and we're going to put people back to work. [ cheering ] to all the small business owners who are tired of a system rigged against them, we're going to hold the big guys accountable. >> cenk: damn straight! damn straight!
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then i love this quote, i think this is an election where we stuck to our values: make sure social values are protected and millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share. that's the heart of it. i hope that's exactly what democrats stick to. for victories this epic, who would you turn to? [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: michael shure is in "the war room" war room. that's where we'll turn to. >> i was wondering as i listened to your intro, who is wrong more dick morris or bob? it would be tough. >> cenk: bob might be dick morris' nickname. >> that's what we should be calling him bob. this is what the map looked like going into the races yesterday. they were down. they had the democrats at 21 seats up and two independents
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who would caucus with them. joe lieberman and bernie saunders won. they got 25 yesterday if you include from maine they have not said who he will caucus with. it is presumed he'll caucus with the democrats. he's a bit of good news today. races we looked at yesterday. you mentioned the jon tester race you mentioned the heitkamp race todd akin lost missouri by 16 points. >> cenk: that is an ass kicking. >> it doesn't get more legitimate than that. then indiana where richard mourdock lost by six points. the amount of money spent and we discussed this ad nauseam. the amount of money spent in two senate races by linda mcmahon
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who lost to murphy, and then that tester race, you look at the state of montana. you look at the senate race, so much of what they got and tester was able to get was indian reservation land here in montana. up here you have the reservation. so much of it is in indian land. the same thing in south north dakota. and then we can't get that map to work. in any case the indian reservations helped both the democrats in these razor thin margin states. in the house there are a couple of races we want to talk about. the house of representatives saw what we think is a big upset. allen west doesn't think it's a big upset. he lost. he'll demand a recount. he has demanded that recount in florida. that is great news for the house of representatives. great news for the tea party losing. one race in california, the brad
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sherman, howard berman race that was almost literally a bloodbath when sherman tried to challenge him to a fist fight. berman just beat him down at the polls. and then in the palm springs area the 33rd district lost to raul luis. if you think the latino vote-- vote----the macks they boast both lost races. >> cenk: let's look at the composition of the house real quick. right now the race that has been called. seven are still being decided it looks like the republicans held onto the house but they
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lost seats in the house which a lot of people are not talking about. >> no, that's true. today the silver lining for the republicans is that they did in fact, hole on to the house. john boehner just today was saying that people voted for status quo in the house of representatives. one of them is that we spent so much time about the citizens united, the amount of money put into the presidential race and the senate races and it made the biggest difference in the house. so much money spent on a local level where it's hard to combat that level for a lot of these challenges and it made it difficult. theythe democrats did pick up seats in the house john boehner said he's ready for the president to lead them. we'll see. >> cenk: we'll talk about the republicans who lost in the house later in the program. those losers. in fact, when we come back, you want to talk about losers. here comes dick morris. >> all right dick, what do you
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think? >> we're going it win by a landslide. it will be the biggest surprise in recent american political history. >> cenk: oops. there is a lot more where that came from. and then on gay marriage in we're very happy on capitol hill to see the very good news. >> and the possibility of same-sex marriage. our 74 support he is helpedded
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that. this is what happened next. >> do you believe that ohio has been settled? >> no, i don't. >> you don't say that obama is going to winners you just say he want won yet. >> this is premature. we've got a quarter of the vote. >> i understand what carl is saying, but if you look at some of these counts that are left out there there are a lot of votes left for obama. >> i don't know what the outcome is going to be, but we got to be careful about calling things when we have 991 votes separating the two candidates and a quarter of the vote left to count. >> well, folks maybe not so fast. >> thank you. >> great to have you guys here. >> that's awkward. >> cenk: that is, indeed awkward. what is really awkward is that karl rove runs one of the largest super pacs in the country, and he has an enormous financial incentive for romney to win the election. then he goes on a "media" news
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outlet and says, yeah, yeah, take it off the bothered off the board. i haven't decided if i'm going to call it an election or not. here comes cable news history as he makes megyn kelly walk back to those who called the election for fox news. >> karl rove said we should figure out what the deal is, mngyn, i'll watch you go down to the steps to interview them. >> we were thinking this wouldn't be necessary. but, hmm as it turns out we'll do a little interrogation to see if they stand by their call. this is the decision desk. you tell me whether you stand by your call in ohio given the counts that karl rove raised. >> we're quite comfortable with the call in ohio. >> cenk: that was an awesome walk of shame. guess what happened at the end. turns out president obama won ohio and the election. oops? what now karl.
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so karl rove in the middle of the ring. who will land an elbow on top of his head? karl rove. why did you predict that romney would win the election when there was no basis for that. why did you tell these guys on fox news no, no, i need to call the election back. because i guess you were embarrassed. you were going to be embarrassed no matter what. you're karl rove. he's not the only one. do you remember dick morris. mr. smug dick forries and his insane predictions on fox news. >> it would not continue, and that was not going to be the permanent turnout model in the united states, and i was wrong. we are now in a turnout model that is totally different than we've ever had. blacks are now 13% of the votes not 11%. latinos are 10% not 8%. and people under 30 are 19% not 17%. >> cenk: i didn't think they
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were going to let the latinos blacks and young people vote. if i had gotten that i would have thought that obama would win. loser. what happened to the 300 electoral votes--oh, it's dick morris on dick morris. buti called president obama's victory six weeks before it happened. do you think that was early? i called joe walsh losing a year and a half before it happened. watch this. t >> joe walal, clowowofof the earth, man. again, he thinks on medicare you got to double down, you got to go harder at it. he's a first termer, he's going to be one and out. i'd be really surprised if he survived that first term. he's a bull in a china shop. he has no idea what he's doing. >> cenk: now he can go on home. that was on may 26, 2011. wonone and done.
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now his or her is compilation. >> i was fully prepared to lose this battle. >> you're never quite prepared to come forward with a speech that is required tonight. >> things don't always turn out the way you think they are going to. >> we all may wake up tomorrow morning with long faces with long faces. >> when the numbers looking, we have lost this race. >> i will look back knowing that i was attacked for standing for my principles. >> it's particularly appropriate to thank god who makes no mistakes and who is much wiser than we are. >> cenk: well, finally you admitted that. he makes no mistakes. apparently he meant for you to be a looser. now mourdock-- wait, what have we got here?
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joe walsh on joe walsh. i didn't see that coming. he wanted to hit himself one last time. i love mourdock's statement. he said, they attacked me for my principles. yes, that's what happens in elections. and turns out they liked the other person's principles more than your principles. welcome to democracy. let's bring in the crew, ana kasparian, jayar jackson michael shure is in "the war room" in san francisco. now before we get to the talking here i want to play you one more clip. rush limbaugh has figured out it turns out there are minorities in the country. he's on it. >> rush: we put forth some of the most accomplished minorities that this country has to offer. the republican party has more elected hispanic serving in office than the democratic party has. yet what is said about republicans? racist sexist, bigots,
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homophobes etc. so forth. why does putting markio rubio at the front convention not work? why does putting the governor of new mexico not work. why does putting mia love, who sadly lost, one of the most accomplished achieved, decent people in this country. she's african-american. >> cenk: jayar, i ask you the question. why doesn't it work when they put up a couple couple of token minorities. >> it's amazing. the thing that has been told over and over again. it's not just color. you only see color but that's exactly what they see. put up a black person, put up a latino and then maybe next time we'll put up a gay person. we'll try our luck with that. whatever they're doing they're thinking, let's just put it out there. what does he want us to do? it's the policy. it doesn't matter what color they are it's the policy.
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they don't get it. >> before you jump in, let me show one more from fox news. again they got clued in. i thought the country was only white. it's c-11 here. >> i'm absolutely astonished by the results from last night. it's a changing country. >> the demographics are changing. it's not a traditional america any more. >> the g.o.p. needs to rethink the way it approaches latinos and women. what do you think? >> i think yes. i think change or die. >> you know, it's a perplexing time for many of us right now. if they continue in this trend that we have seen earlier tonight. >> maybe america has changed. >> some say the republican party has a lot of work to do to keep up with the changing demographics of this country. >> they really literally have to do a big think on what they are in the world what they seem to be in the world what their job is in the world.
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>> but in the specific context of last night's elections, it was the changing face of the american electorate. >> the white establishment is now the minority. >> does the republican party have no appeal? >> cenk: michael? >> the answer is yes. and with what jayar said, they is it have a gay candidate for congress, who was favored going into the massachusetts john tierny won even that didn't work. >> cenk: we're out of time. we'll talk about that on another show. there is a lot to talk about. now when we come back, gay rights again they say progressives were on the losing side. wrong again bob. we were on the winning side. >> we fought for what is good, true and beautiful i hope you feel good about that. [ cheering ]
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